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Creating A Restful Retreat

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Ahhh, how quickly has December crept up on us this year? Despite the craziness, I love this time of year. The warm weather, festive vibes and diversion from the usual routine. Not to mention the Christmas decorating. I am so slack these days with sending out Christmas cards but always loved receiving them. I was…(Read More)

I have recently returned from a whirlwind week in New York. My husband had to go there for work and I was lucky enough to tag along (without kids) :). It is such an inspiring city in so many ways, but I really love seeing the homewares, decor and furnishings. Being a shopping mecca and having…(Read More)

It is great to see so many gorgeous new homewares in stores for autumn/winter. While all of my furniture and homewares have been in storage for the past 10 months, I am sure I must be ‘nesting’. Hopefully I still love them when I unpack but in the meantime, here are My Top 10…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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Friday’s Favourites starts off with a few pics from our recent Merimbula mini holiday. Mr Gallerie B and I (sans kids), along with 4 other couples flew up for the long weekend. We had a wonderful time, including the small plane ride there and back. No flight attendants, or even toilets on board was…(Read More)

There is such a wide range of outdoor fabrics available now but not many people would consider them for indoor use too. At our beach house, we recovered our old Freedom sofas in a plain blue with white piping, all in outdoor fabric. Outdoor fabrics are usually made from solution dyed acrylic. They are perfect…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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I have been out and about sourcing some lovely interior products this week. I am excited that we can now access some of the beautiful pendants that feature in so many of my dream homes from the U.S. Of course they come at a cost with the exchange rate, shipping and re-wiring but…(Read More)

I was excited to provide my input for Australian Outdoor Living’s recently launched ebook, The Ultimate Guide To Outdoor Living in Victoria. Having lived in Melbourne for most of my life, there are some annual events that stand out in our outdoor entertaining calendar. Typically Melbourne Cup Day, the AFL Grand Final and Australia…(Read More)

After 25 years designing high-end fashion, Collette Dinnigan has made her debut into the Interior Design world. I must admit I was stopped in my tracks when I first saw her stunning makeover of two luxury penthouse suites at Bannisters By The Sea, in Mollymook on the NSW coast. Their rejuvenation involved some major…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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This week I announced the winner of my Instagram #gallerieblovescolour competition. The winning entry below belongs to Rachel. Painted furniture is a true commitment to colour in my eyes! I was reluctant to hand over the amazingly soft Ziporah Lifestyle beach towel prize. A big thanks to all the entrants. I loved seeing how you…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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Excitement on the new build front this week with the 1980s house coming down. Amazing how quickly a house can be demolished given how long it takes to build one! It is much easier to visualise the new house now with a (near) blank canvas. Meanwhile, here is some Friday’s Favourites inspiration from the…(Read More)

Something extremely exciting happened this week…..I got tickets to see Oprah in December! I know, I am crazy but seeing Oprah has been on my ‘bucket list’ for years. On a trip to New York a few years back with some girlfriends, Oprah was filming a show at Central Park. I was in the…(Read More)

Blue and white lovers brace yourself. This week I wanted to share my secret ‘go to’ shop for beautiful home accessories, Portobello Home. Portobello stocks classic lifestyle pieces that have been carefully selected by it’s owners Catherine and Bronwyn. From blue and white ceramics, brass homewares, cushions and sisal rugs. Styling a shelf with…(Read More)

I hope you all had a great long weekend. We headed down to the beach and although it was cold, it was just what we needed. It feels like the quiet before the storm at the moment. I’m in denial that we move out of our house in less than three weeks! So instead…(Read More)

Setting Up A Guest Room

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I have never had a guest room before so when we bought our little fibro beach house, this was one of the rooms I was most excited about. Over the past three years, we have loved having friends and family over to share some quality time together. This is how the room looked initially. Very…(Read More)

Marvellous (Mud) Room

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The girls have been home on school holidays for a week now. I must admit, I am loving letting go of the school lunch-making routine and after-school activities. One of my other minor gripes was the school bags being dumped next to the kitchen bench. They would often sit in a pile until…(Read More)

Indigo is a versatile colour that can create a sense of luxury but is also calming.  It was chosen by Dulux as the key trend colour for 2014.  I think it is a great choice for a home office or library. via Horchow Ashley Whittaker As with most blues, indigo works well with neutrals such…(Read More)

My prediction is that the monogram trend is about to hit our shores, if it hasn’t already.  Monogramming was everywhere in New York from leather goods, canvas bags, fashion accessories to decor. But the monogram trend has been around some time. Who could forget Alex P Keaton? via And Laverne and Shirley? via Now…(Read More)

Stripes are a classic pattern that can add visual interest to a room.  They are versatile and co-ordinate well with other prints such as florals or plains.  Stripes can be introduced in several ways. Floor Rugs: both images via Lynn Morgan Shea Mcgee Furniture: Using striped fabrics can create a sense of order. I…(Read More)

Summer is on its way, although Melbourne’s weather needed a reminder this week!  In anticipation, today’s Friday’s Favourites celebrates brightly decorated rooms.  These colourful images put a smile on my face. Bright furniture can create that ‘wow’ factor in a room and become the focal point. via Anna Spiro both images via…(Read More)

According to the Dulux colour forecast for 2015 (from Interiors Addict), pink and green are right on trend.  Pink is such a versatile colour and I love it bold or in a softer pastel.  Natural colours such as green are also set to dominate.  When combined with white, stronger shades of the two can create…(Read More)

Spring is in the air in Melbourne and today’s colours share a sense of summer days ahead.  At opposite sides of the colour spectrum, aqua and orange are complementary.  They are bright and bold and create a happy space. US Interior Designer, Tobi Fairley, has used this colour combination to create some beautiful spaces…(Read More)

I wanted to share with you one of my favourite shopping destinations in Melbourne. A place close to my heart, Montebello Emporium.  After completing my Interior Design Diploma (with IDI) four years ago, I was lucky enough to ‘work’ here for three of these.  Not that it was work at all.  Having exposure to beautiful…(Read More)

OK, I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t watched my fair share of The Block Glasshouse this season.  I am very partial to the classic contemporary style of Darren and Deanne but one interior trend that is having its moment of glory in several apartments is copper.  It has appeared in different…(Read More)

Girls’ Bedroom Makeover

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The girls’ bedroom at the beach house has been undergoing a mini-makeover since we moved in (nearly three years ago!).  When we bought the house, the room was used as a TV/sitting room.  We thought the space was perfect to use as the girls’ ‘getaway’ and will hopefully see them through their teen…(Read More)

Like the odd couple, yellow and grey couldn’t be more different yet they complement each other. Yellow adds brightness and the grey neutralises the space……the perfect pair! via via I love the amount of natural light in this sitting room.  The yellow chairs are uplifting and happy. via via This dining room would…(Read More)

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